Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – Barret Turner

Photo courtesy of CLUTCH32.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Barret Turner is used to being on both sides of the camera, as the Dallas-based producer/singer-songwriter also takes pride in his freelance videography work.

To him, creation is the key to life, no matter what form that is.

The Music Bugle had the opportunity to chat with Turner – whom was trained on guitar since age 15 – about social media, what motivates him and much more, which you can check out below.

Music Bugle – What was the moment that made you want to become a musician?

Barret Turner – When I was 15, I enjoyed playing the guitar and singing so much, I always knew I wanted to be a musician. I enjoyed entertaining people.

Music Bugle – What’s your overall goal for your music? 

Barret Turner – My goal for each song is to just try and make it better than the last and hope to gain more listeners, more people that connect with my music.

Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt musicians?

Barret Turner – Ehh, I assume it helps. It’s hard to decide what works, but social media helps you get people to see the music, so I think it helps.

Music Bugle – How were you initially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Barret Turner – I really haven’t been. I feel terrible for the people it has affected. I pray for those people and hope for full recovery. 

Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break?

Barret Turner – I go to my home studio. Making music is a break to me. It’s where I go to get my thoughts down.

Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?

Barret Turner – I’ve been listening to a lot of different stuff. I enjoy ILLENIUM a lot.

Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?

Barret Turner – Well, I wish I had a quote, but I don’t! (Laughs) I listen to a lot of them, but I don’t have one that comes to mind.

Music Bugle – Which of your songs were the hardest to write?

Barret Turner – I think the hardest to write for me was “WAIT.” Just really meant a lot to me and I wanted it to be perfect, so I kept second-guessing things.

Music Bugle – What has been your proudest accomplishment?

Barret Turner – Music-wise, probably how well my song “Always You” did. It has done the best, so far numbers-wise.

Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you are today?

Barret Turner – I’m most proud of my persistence and trying to achieve my goal and not giving up. Making a impact in the music world is very hard and can be discouraging. I haven’t let that stop me.

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